End support for Israel, say Pendle twinning group

End support for Israel, say Pendle twinning group

End support for Israel, say Pendle twinning group

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THE Pendle Palestine Twinning group is calling on the Government to end its support for Israel over the Gaza conflict.

The move comes after a 30-year-old man from Pendle’s twin town of Beit Leed suffered a mental breakdown after being held by the Israeli intelligence services for 28 days.

Muath Dureidi, a computer engineer, was detained by the Israelis at the Allenby Bridge crossing when he re-entered the West Bank having travelled abroad.

Even though the Allenby Bridge marks the border between Jordan and Palestine, it is controlled by the Israelis as part of their military occupation of the West Bank.

Richard MacSween, chair of the Pendle group, said that Muath was held in isolation and neither lawyers nor family members were allowed to visit him, and when he was eventually released on August 14, without any charge or reason being given, he was completely mute.

Mr MacSween said: “This case shows the impact of the Israeli occupation on the daily lives of Palestinians. An innocent man is arbitrarily imprisoned by a foreign power, without any reason or access to legal help, until he suffers a breakdown.

“If a British person, returning to the UK, were imprisoned for twenty-eight days by, say, the Americans, there would be an uproar.

“The occupation must end, and to make that happen, the UK government must stop its unquestioning support for Israel.”

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4:26pm Fri 29 Aug 14

the usher says...

Why? the Jewish race has been downtrodden for thousands of years, and enough happen to them during the last world war. No I doubt blame the Israelis for being aggressive. They have been on the wrong end too long. Oh and I am an English person and a regular church goer!
Why? the Jewish race has been downtrodden for thousands of years, and enough happen to them during the last world war. No I doubt blame the Israelis for being aggressive. They have been on the wrong end too long. Oh and I am an English person and a regular church goer! the usher
  • Score: 2

5:15pm Fri 29 Aug 14

ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123 says...

So Nelson Council ie Muslim Brotherhood don't like whats happening in Gaza but they are very silent on the IS problems so they are either frightened or they agree with what the IS terrorist stand for?
So Nelson Council ie Muslim Brotherhood don't like whats happening in Gaza but they are very silent on the IS problems so they are either frightened or they agree with what the IS terrorist stand for? ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123
  • Score: 38

5:38pm Fri 29 Aug 14

doggydog says...

Leave them be! They have suffered long enough yet now it aint fair? How does that work? The picking on an ethnic minority? Well wake up! Wots the isis doing? thats ok that bit then eh? Nothing said about that, is there? their cruelty is far worse with there barbaric shooting of innocent people. Get back into yer worm hole and stay there!
Leave them be! They have suffered long enough yet now it aint fair? How does that work? The picking on an ethnic minority? Well wake up! Wots the isis doing? thats ok that bit then eh? Nothing said about that, is there? their cruelty is far worse with there barbaric shooting of innocent people. Get back into yer worm hole and stay there! doggydog
  • Score: 19

5:29am Sat 30 Aug 14

glossopkid says...

doggydog wrote:
Leave them be! They have suffered long enough yet now it aint fair? How does that work? The picking on an ethnic minority? Well wake up! Wots the isis doing? thats ok that bit then eh? Nothing said about that, is there? their cruelty is far worse with there barbaric shooting of innocent people. Get back into yer worm hole and stay there!
Just because ISIS is committing the atrocities to other ethnic minority groups , YOU think this justifies Israel's actions. Two wrongs do not make a right. What sick world do you live in?
What is happening in Gaza is wrong!!! What is happening in Syria n Iraq is wrong!!!!
If you feel so strong about the wrongs of ISIS as you put it, organise a protest and let's see how many of the keyboard warriors join you who have complained about these ethnic minorities being killed in these countries. Let me know of the place and time n I'll be there too.
[quote][p][bold]doggydog[/bold] wrote: Leave them be! They have suffered long enough yet now it aint fair? How does that work? The picking on an ethnic minority? Well wake up! Wots the isis doing? thats ok that bit then eh? Nothing said about that, is there? their cruelty is far worse with there barbaric shooting of innocent people. Get back into yer worm hole and stay there![/p][/quote]Just because ISIS is committing the atrocities to other ethnic minority groups , YOU think this justifies Israel's actions. Two wrongs do not make a right. What sick world do you live in? What is happening in Gaza is wrong!!! What is happening in Syria n Iraq is wrong!!!! If you feel so strong about the wrongs of ISIS as you put it, organise a protest and let's see how many of the keyboard warriors join you who have complained about these ethnic minorities being killed in these countries. Let me know of the place and time n I'll be there too. glossopkid
  • Score: 5

8:01am Sat 30 Aug 14

TONY WALES says...

Still cannot say anything wrong with the people raped and murdered by the IS friends can they?

I think you should stop using any Asian business in the U/K , until they tell IS to stop killing anybody.

I never trust Asian people they are only able to see their side of anything.

Boycott the shops and taxi's
Still cannot say anything wrong with the people raped and murdered by the IS friends can they? I think you should stop using any Asian business in the U/K , until they tell IS to stop killing anybody. I never trust Asian people they are only able to see their side of anything. Boycott the shops and taxi's TONY WALES
  • Score: 19

8:13am Sat 30 Aug 14

doggydog says...

glossopkid wrote:
doggydog wrote:
Leave them be! They have suffered long enough yet now it aint fair? How does that work? The picking on an ethnic minority? Well wake up! Wots the isis doing? thats ok that bit then eh? Nothing said about that, is there? their cruelty is far worse with there barbaric shooting of innocent people. Get back into yer worm hole and stay there!
Just because ISIS is committing the atrocities to other ethnic minority groups , YOU think this justifies Israel's actions. Two wrongs do not make a right. What sick world do you live in?
What is happening in Gaza is wrong!!! What is happening in Syria n Iraq is wrong!!!!
If you feel so strong about the wrongs of ISIS as you put it, organise a protest and let's see how many of the keyboard warriors join you who have complained about these ethnic minorities being killed in these countries. Let me know of the place and time n I'll be there too.
if i started a protest as you put it, i would be done for racism and discrimination! Thats how stupid the law is! 2 wrongs dont make a right but,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
,,,, how about putting yer own house in order first so to speak? I dont hear the poeple in this story condeming the actions of ISIS , only Israel! How does that work? Sorry, i stand by my comment! They cant have it both ways!
[quote][p][bold]glossopkid[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]doggydog[/bold] wrote: Leave them be! They have suffered long enough yet now it aint fair? How does that work? The picking on an ethnic minority? Well wake up! Wots the isis doing? thats ok that bit then eh? Nothing said about that, is there? their cruelty is far worse with there barbaric shooting of innocent people. Get back into yer worm hole and stay there![/p][/quote]Just because ISIS is committing the atrocities to other ethnic minority groups , YOU think this justifies Israel's actions. Two wrongs do not make a right. What sick world do you live in? What is happening in Gaza is wrong!!! What is happening in Syria n Iraq is wrong!!!! If you feel so strong about the wrongs of ISIS as you put it, organise a protest and let's see how many of the keyboard warriors join you who have complained about these ethnic minorities being killed in these countries. Let me know of the place and time n I'll be there too.[/p][/quote]if i started a protest as you put it, i would be done for racism and discrimination! Thats how stupid the law is! 2 wrongs dont make a right but,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,,,, how about putting yer own house in order first so to speak? I dont hear the poeple in this story condeming the actions of ISIS , only Israel! How does that work? Sorry, i stand by my comment! They cant have it both ways! doggydog
  • Score: 8

9:18am Sat 30 Aug 14

yyy's1 says...

Of course the rockets that were fired on a daily basis into Israel wouldn't have any impact on the Israeli population would it?
Wherever there is trouble in the world there's a Muslim, some members of the Muslim population in this country will know the identity of the coward who did last weeks beheading of the American journalist, will they tell the authorities his name? will they hell.
Of course the rockets that were fired on a daily basis into Israel wouldn't have any impact on the Israeli population would it? Wherever there is trouble in the world there's a Muslim, some members of the Muslim population in this country will know the identity of the coward who did last weeks beheading of the American journalist, will they tell the authorities his name? will they hell. yyy's1
  • Score: 23

9:53am Sat 30 Aug 14

DMcccc says...

This is a huge problem but the latest episode would not have happened if Hamas had not rocketed Israel. Since 1948 Israel has beeen attacked by it's Arab neighbours seveal times. Just read that again - the Arab nations attacked Israel not the other way round, and Israel reponds with total war as it is entitled to do.

Remember the Jews have been in Palestine for thousands of years and have a perfect right to be there.
This is a huge problem but the latest episode would not have happened if Hamas had not rocketed Israel. Since 1948 Israel has beeen attacked by it's Arab neighbours seveal times. Just read that again - the Arab nations attacked Israel not the other way round, and Israel reponds with total war as it is entitled to do. Remember the Jews have been in Palestine for thousands of years and have a perfect right to be there. DMcccc
  • Score: 14

9:59am Sat 30 Aug 14

drunken donut says...

TONY WALES wrote:
Still cannot say anything wrong with the people raped and murdered by the IS friends can they?

I think you should stop using any Asian business in the U/K , until they tell IS to stop killing anybody.

I never trust Asian people they are only able to see their side of anything.

Boycott the shops and taxi's
I've boycotted them since 9/11 when I saw the reaction of "British" Muslims to the atrocity, The BBC showed them running in the street cheering, they have never shown it again. I won't even shop in a shop with an Asian serving in case he or she is Muslim, I won't go to any country on holiday that has a majority Muslim population and I can't remember the last time that I used an Asian taxi.
[quote][p][bold]TONY WALES[/bold] wrote: Still cannot say anything wrong with the people raped and murdered by the IS friends can they? I think you should stop using any Asian business in the U/K , until they tell IS to stop killing anybody. I never trust Asian people they are only able to see their side of anything. Boycott the shops and taxi's[/p][/quote]I've boycotted them since 9/11 when I saw the reaction of "British" Muslims to the atrocity, The BBC showed them running in the street cheering, they have never shown it again. I won't even shop in a shop with an Asian serving in case he or she is Muslim, I won't go to any country on holiday that has a majority Muslim population and I can't remember the last time that I used an Asian taxi. drunken donut
  • Score: 19

10:28am Sat 30 Aug 14

yyy's1 says...

These comments represent the feelings of the vast majority of the indigenous people why does the government silence us?
These comments represent the feelings of the vast majority of the indigenous people why does the government silence us? yyy's1
  • Score: 7

1:02pm Sat 30 Aug 14

doggydog says...

yyy's1 wrote:
These comments represent the feelings of the vast majority of the indigenous people why does the government silence us?
Coz they are cowards!
[quote][p][bold]yyy's1[/bold] wrote: These comments represent the feelings of the vast majority of the indigenous people why does the government silence us?[/p][/quote]Coz they are cowards! doggydog
  • Score: 5

11:17pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Jack Herer says...

DMcccc wrote:
This is a huge problem but the latest episode would not have happened if Hamas had not rocketed Israel. Since 1948 Israel has beeen attacked by it's Arab neighbours seveal times. Just read that again - the Arab nations attacked Israel not the other way round, and Israel reponds with total war as it is entitled to do.

Remember the Jews have been in Palestine for thousands of years and have a perfect right to be there.
What planet are you on?

Israel has attacked its neighbours repeatedly.

They butcher Lebanese children for starters on a fairly regular basis on their "defensive" incursions.

It isn't a conspiracy why Israel is despised by its neighbours. It is the way they act.

Having a perfect right to be there is not the same as having a perfect right to take someone else's land, which is exactly what Israel have been doing with Palestine for decades.
[quote][p][bold]DMcccc[/bold] wrote: This is a huge problem but the latest episode would not have happened if Hamas had not rocketed Israel. Since 1948 Israel has beeen attacked by it's Arab neighbours seveal times. Just read that again - the Arab nations attacked Israel not the other way round, and Israel reponds with total war as it is entitled to do. Remember the Jews have been in Palestine for thousands of years and have a perfect right to be there.[/p][/quote]What planet are you on? Israel has attacked its neighbours repeatedly. They butcher Lebanese children for starters on a fairly regular basis on their "defensive" incursions. It isn't a conspiracy why Israel is despised by its neighbours. It is the way they act. Having a perfect right to be there is not the same as having a perfect right to take someone else's land, which is exactly what Israel have been doing with Palestine for decades. Jack Herer
  • Score: 0

11:18pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Jack Herer says...

the usher wrote:
Why? the Jewish race has been downtrodden for thousands of years, and enough happen to them during the last world war. No I doubt blame the Israelis for being aggressive. They have been on the wrong end too long. Oh and I am an English person and a regular church goer!
Israel have had it pretty good for a long time now.

Where have you been, in a coma?
[quote][p][bold]the usher[/bold] wrote: Why? the Jewish race has been downtrodden for thousands of years, and enough happen to them during the last world war. No I doubt blame the Israelis for being aggressive. They have been on the wrong end too long. Oh and I am an English person and a regular church goer![/p][/quote]Israel have had it pretty good for a long time now. Where have you been, in a coma? Jack Herer
  • Score: 1

11:21pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Jack Herer says...

TONY WALES wrote:
Still cannot say anything wrong with the people raped and murdered by the IS friends can they?

I think you should stop using any Asian business in the U/K , until they tell IS to stop killing anybody.

I never trust Asian people they are only able to see their side of anything.

Boycott the shops and taxi's
Ha ha.

Is that the answer to this country's problems? Until every single Asian publicly decries IS, we should destroy their businesses?

Perhaps we should make Asians wear some mark of identification too. A yellow star or something.
[quote][p][bold]TONY WALES[/bold] wrote: Still cannot say anything wrong with the people raped and murdered by the IS friends can they? I think you should stop using any Asian business in the U/K , until they tell IS to stop killing anybody. I never trust Asian people they are only able to see their side of anything. Boycott the shops and taxi's[/p][/quote]Ha ha. Is that the answer to this country's problems? Until every single Asian publicly decries IS, we should destroy their businesses? Perhaps we should make Asians wear some mark of identification too. A yellow star or something. Jack Herer
  • Score: -2

12:25am Sun 31 Aug 14

glossopkid says...

doggydog wrote:
glossopkid wrote:
doggydog wrote:
Leave them be! They have suffered long enough yet now it aint fair? How does that work? The picking on an ethnic minority? Well wake up! Wots the isis doing? thats ok that bit then eh? Nothing said about that, is there? their cruelty is far worse with there barbaric shooting of innocent people. Get back into yer worm hole and stay there!
Just because ISIS is committing the atrocities to other ethnic minority groups , YOU think this justifies Israel's actions. Two wrongs do not make a right. What sick world do you live in?
What is happening in Gaza is wrong!!! What is happening in Syria n Iraq is wrong!!!!
If you feel so strong about the wrongs of ISIS as you put it, organise a protest and let's see how many of the keyboard warriors join you who have complained about these ethnic minorities being killed in these countries. Let me know of the place and time n I'll be there too.
if i started a protest as you put it, i would be done for racism and discrimination! Thats how stupid the law is! 2 wrongs dont make a right but,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

,,,, how about putting yer own house in order first so to speak? I dont hear the poeple in this story condeming the actions of ISIS , only Israel! How does that work? Sorry, i stand by my comment! They cant have it both ways!
All you've given me is feeble excuses.
I actually don't believe you would be done for racism.
If you feel strongly for what you believe than surely you should stand up for that.
It does rather seem as I'm wasting my breath with you!!!
[quote][p][bold]doggydog[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]glossopkid[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]doggydog[/bold] wrote: Leave them be! They have suffered long enough yet now it aint fair? How does that work? The picking on an ethnic minority? Well wake up! Wots the isis doing? thats ok that bit then eh? Nothing said about that, is there? their cruelty is far worse with there barbaric shooting of innocent people. Get back into yer worm hole and stay there![/p][/quote]Just because ISIS is committing the atrocities to other ethnic minority groups , YOU think this justifies Israel's actions. Two wrongs do not make a right. What sick world do you live in? What is happening in Gaza is wrong!!! What is happening in Syria n Iraq is wrong!!!! If you feel so strong about the wrongs of ISIS as you put it, organise a protest and let's see how many of the keyboard warriors join you who have complained about these ethnic minorities being killed in these countries. Let me know of the place and time n I'll be there too.[/p][/quote]if i started a protest as you put it, i would be done for racism and discrimination! Thats how stupid the law is! 2 wrongs dont make a right but,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,,,, how about putting yer own house in order first so to speak? I dont hear the poeple in this story condeming the actions of ISIS , only Israel! How does that work? Sorry, i stand by my comment! They cant have it both ways![/p][/quote]All you've given me is feeble excuses. I actually don't believe you would be done for racism. If you feel strongly for what you believe than surely you should stand up for that. It does rather seem as I'm wasting my breath with you!!! glossopkid
  • Score: 1

2:02am Sun 31 Aug 14

Watchkeeper says...

"Even though the Allenby Bridge marks the border between Jordan and Palestine, it is controlled by the Israelis as part of their military occupation of the West Bank."

Someone needs a history lesson. The West Bank was occupied by Jordan after the Israeli War of Independence in 1948 until 1967. Why weren't the so-called "Palestinians" (there never was a state called Palestine) fighting the Jordanians for independence during those years?
"Even though the Allenby Bridge marks the border between Jordan and Palestine, it is controlled by the Israelis as part of their military occupation of the West Bank." Someone needs a history lesson. The West Bank was occupied by Jordan after the Israeli War of Independence in 1948 until 1967. Why weren't the so-called "Palestinians" (there never was a state called Palestine) fighting the Jordanians for independence during those years? Watchkeeper
  • Score: 3

7:33am Sun 31 Aug 14

TONY WALES says...

Jack Herer wrote:
TONY WALES wrote:
Still cannot say anything wrong with the people raped and murdered by the IS friends can they?

I think you should stop using any Asian business in the U/K , until they tell IS to stop killing anybody.

I never trust Asian people they are only able to see their side of anything.

Boycott the shops and taxi's
Ha ha.

Is that the answer to this country's problems? Until every single Asian publicly decries IS, we should destroy their businesses?

Perhaps we should make Asians wear some mark of identification too. A yellow star or something.
No need mate,...they are the ones walking around in night-shirts and with a dish cloth on their heads...sorted.
Just avoid people who fit this description
[quote][p][bold]Jack Herer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TONY WALES[/bold] wrote: Still cannot say anything wrong with the people raped and murdered by the IS friends can they? I think you should stop using any Asian business in the U/K , until they tell IS to stop killing anybody. I never trust Asian people they are only able to see their side of anything. Boycott the shops and taxi's[/p][/quote]Ha ha. Is that the answer to this country's problems? Until every single Asian publicly decries IS, we should destroy their businesses? Perhaps we should make Asians wear some mark of identification too. A yellow star or something.[/p][/quote]No need mate,...they are the ones walking around in night-shirts and with a dish cloth on their heads...sorted. Just avoid people who fit this description TONY WALES
  • Score: 0

10:01am Sun 31 Aug 14

Hedwiglittlehaend says...

The hate that perpetrates the people of Gaza towards Israel will destroy the Palestinians. Hatred is destructive. It needs to start with education, all books used in UN schools need to be revised. The entire population needs to be re-educated that only peace with Israel will bring them stability and prosperity
The hate that perpetrates the people of Gaza towards Israel will destroy the Palestinians. Hatred is destructive. It needs to start with education, all books used in UN schools need to be revised. The entire population needs to be re-educated that only peace with Israel will bring them stability and prosperity Hedwiglittlehaend
  • Score: -1

10:05am Sun 31 Aug 14

Hedwiglittlehaend says...

Pendle BDS and all other racist fuelled so called anti Israel organizations and activists will die like their great german master mr H by their own poison which they carry within them and spew momentarily agains Israel. The truth unveils slowly and shows them for the racist abusers they are!
Pendle BDS and all other racist fuelled so called anti Israel organizations and activists will die like their great german master mr H by their own poison which they carry within them and spew momentarily agains Israel. The truth unveils slowly and shows them for the racist abusers they are! Hedwiglittlehaend
  • Score: -2

10:12pm Sun 31 Aug 14

Jack Herer says...

Hedwiglittlehaend wrote:
The hate that perpetrates the people of Gaza towards Israel will destroy the Palestinians. Hatred is destructive. It needs to start with education, all books used in UN schools need to be revised. The entire population needs to be re-educated that only peace with Israel will bring them stability and prosperity
Hatred works both ways.

Israel's actions seem driven entirely by hatred.

They are the ones who claim to be civilised though.
[quote][p][bold]Hedwiglittlehaend[/bold] wrote: The hate that perpetrates the people of Gaza towards Israel will destroy the Palestinians. Hatred is destructive. It needs to start with education, all books used in UN schools need to be revised. The entire population needs to be re-educated that only peace with Israel will bring them stability and prosperity[/p][/quote]Hatred works both ways. Israel's actions seem driven entirely by hatred. They are the ones who claim to be civilised though. Jack Herer
  • Score: 1

11:18pm Wed 3 Sep 14

Snowy-D says...

Is Mr MacSween related to that Hamas supporting idiot from Bradford by any chance ,they both seem to have the same racist views towards Israel.
Is Mr MacSween related to that Hamas supporting idiot from Bradford by any chance ,they both seem to have the same racist views towards Israel. Snowy-D
  • Score: 0

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